During Mahabharata, warrior Karna was tricked into parting with his Kavach-Kundal by Indra, the King of Gods. This blessed armor and earrings had the power to make the wearer ‘The Conqueror of Death’. Since Indra could not take these to heaven, he hid them on Earth. Karna’s Celestial Armor is the story of Vasu’s quest to locate these forgotten pieces using mythological texts and with guidance from Karna’s spirit.
Ohh..I am so so happy, I agreed to read this book. I love children’s books but had not read one for a long time until ‘Gregory and the Grimbockle’.
We know the general reaction of bookworms when they see movie adaptions of already read books. They would groan at places and urge for more details. It is very rare that I read a book after watching the movie. Victoria and Abdul is one such exception.
Most mythological stories revolve around the idea of a fight between good and evil, with good winning most of the times, except for a few that try to explore other aspects of it like equality and emotions. The book Kalki offers no exception.
I love witchy reads. Hence, when I saw that the author J.R.Erickson is looking for reviewers for her fantasy series “Born of Shadows”, I went ahead and put my name up for it.
“Papa kehte h bada naam karega…Beta hamara aisa kaam karega..”
Most of us have grown up listening to this song. This is not just a song though, it epitomizes the never-ending tug-of-war between expectations and passion. Growing up, we find ourselves carrying a heavy bundle of hope on our heads. Some carry it with poise, some struggle to keep it up and some find enough courage to shrug it off and pursue their passion.
Every time my husband asks me to learn driving a car, I feign contemplating, and say ‘No’. Like others, I also want to be independent when it comes to my commute, I also want to experience the joy people say comes with driving and I also want to go road-tripping through the country on my own.
But every time I think about driving, an image floods back into my mind, Continue reading